HINARI: The Programme for Access to Health Research

The HINARI Programme, set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.

More than 7,000 journal titles are now available to health institutions in 109 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improved world health. 

The Programme for Access to Health Research (HINARI) provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

HINARI was launched in January 2002, with some 1500 journals from 6 major publishers: Blackwell, Elsevier Science, the Harcourt Worldwide STM Group, Wolters Kluwer International Health & Science, Springer Verlag and John Wiley, following the principles in a Statement of Intent signed in July 2001. Since that time, the numbers of participating publishers and of journals and other full-text resources has grown continuously. Today more than 150 publishers are offering more than 7,000 journals in HINARI and others will soon be joining the programme.  

For more information please visit the HINARI website on the link below. 

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Target Audience: 
Medical Professionals
Last update: 
Friday 19 May 2017